These are the best of the best products for 2016. These products were selected from ones we have tested and processed through Videomaker labs. Videomaker’s Editorial Staff came together when selecting the Best of Videomaker 2016.
With the increased popularity of small form-factor interchangeable-lens cameras comes the need for better audio. The internal mic’s on mirrorless cameras and DSLR’s are typically only good enough for audio sync. That said, most using those cameras don’t have the capacity for a recordist or a boom operator.
The Azden SMX-30 is a video microphone with both mono and stereo capabilities, offering two separate capsules for switchable function. Have some dialogue to capture?
Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate is fully-functional and very capable editing software. New with version 19 is multi-camera editing, automatic audio ducking, support for new file formats and loads of effects and transitions. Overall, it’s a great value for the entry-level editor looking to up their game.
When it comes to editing programs, the conversation is always on one of three programs; Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro.
The FotodioX flapjack line of lights have innovative design. They are flexible for studio or field use. Their Dimmable and Bi-light LED has great color making them flexible for many uses. Their biggest shortcoming is their light intensity.
Communicating with clients and team members can be hard. Sharing versions of edits and video clips all with just a browser might seem like a dream. Frame.io does all of these things and all you need is a computer and an Internet connection.
The Shure MOTIV line of mics and input devices offers iOS connectivity through a lightning connector or can be connected to a computer via USB. The MOTIV line offers a wide array of solutions for any producer; their simple design and operation are met with good build quality and great sound.
The Eizo CG248 is a UHD 4k self calibrating monitor. Its robustly built and offers a superb picture quality. A great solution for a user looking for a color critical monitor. Because of its professional quality, its price is not for the faint of heart.
How does the Canon XC10 stand up? Check out the video as we go hands on. We'll tell you our thoughts about the camera and test how it does in low light, if it has any moire issues, 120 fps, 4K, and image stabilization. As well we covered its form factor, exposure control and button placement.